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PPD Newsletter

Postpartum depression can affect all aspects of your life, including feelings about yourself, your baby's development and your family's functioning. Research has shown that postpartum depression left untreated may last 6 months or longer. Psychotherapy has been found to be effective in decreasing symptoms and improving a woman's sense of wellbeing.

Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms?
  • sad or depressed mood
  • loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • feelings of guilt or hopelessness
  • trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • irritability or restlessness
  • loss of energy
  • sleep problems
  • decreased or increased appetite
  • weight loss or gain
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • worries/concerns about your ability to care for your baby
  • not feeling close to or having difficulty bonding with your baby
  • thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

  • If you answered "yes" to 3 or more of the above symptoms, you may have postpartum depression and you may qualify to participate in a research study comparing two therapeutic approaches for postpartum depression.

    The Postpartum Depression Treatment Program is part of the Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic that has been providing specialized services to mothers with depression and their children since 1987.